Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner uncovers the hidden side of everything. Why is it safer to fly in an airplane than drive a car? How do we decide whom to marry? Why is the media so full of bad news? Also: things you never knew you wanted to know about wolves, bananas, pollution, search engines, and the quirks of human behavior. Join the Freakonomics Radio Plus membership program for weekly member-only episodes of Freakonomics Radio. You’ll also get every show in our network without ads. To sign up, visit our show page on Apple Podcasts or go to


Title Date published
140. How to Think About Money, Choose Your Hometown, and Buy an Electric Toothbrush 2013-10-03
139. Would a Big Bucket of Cash Really Change Your Life? 2013-09-26
The Economist’s Guide to Parenting (Rebroadcast) 2013-09-19
138. Whatever Happened to the Carpal Tunnel Epidemic? 2013-09-12
The Suicide Paradox (Rebroadcast) 2013-09-05
137. Who Are the Most Successful Immigrants in the World? 2013-08-29
The Folly of Prediction (Rebroadcast) 2013-08-22
136. The Middle of Everywhere 2013-08-15
The Church of "Scionology" (Rebroadcast) 2013-08-08
135. Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce? 2013-08-01
The Upside of Quitting (Rebroadcast) 2013-07-22
134. Government Employees Gone Wild 2013-07-18
133. A Burger a Day 2013-07-11
132. Jane Austen, Game Theorist 2013-07-03
Legacy of a Jerk (Rebroadcast) 2013-06-27
131. Do You Really Want to Know Your Future? 2013-06-20
130. Why Family and Business Don’t Mix 2013-06-12
129. Should Tipping be Banned? 2013-06-03
128. Baby, You Can Program My Car 2013-05-29
127. Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions 2013-05-23

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